Discover new music in a social way with 8Tracks Radio iPhone app

Apr 25, 2011
Music

8Tracks Radio is one of the best music-discovery apps I’ve seen on the iPhone. While I absolutely support the numerous radio station apps available to download, there’s still something just a bit more interesting and personal to a mixtape, and 8Tracks Radio combines the joy of great music discovery with the personalization of the mixtape. […]

8Tracks Radio is one of the best music-discovery apps I’ve seen on the iPhone. While I absolutely support the numerous radio station apps available to download, there’s still something just a bit more interesting and personal to a mixtape, and 8Tracks Radio combines the joy of great music discovery with the personalization of the mixtape.

What’s immediately enjoyable about 8Tracks Radio is that you don’t need to log on or register to enjoy the music. You can jump right in as an anonymous user and listen to everyone’s mixtapes via the numerous ways they’re sorted.

And you’ll have quite a few options for listening, from the featured mixtapes to hot mixtapes and the newly posted mixes, there is plenty of music to keep you busy. If that’s not enough, you can search by music genre, artist or mix title. In short, there’s basically no way you’ll be lacking for good music.

While you can do all that without registering, signing up for a free account does offer a few benefits. Namely, you’ll be able to “like” a mixtape so you can listen to it whenever you want. You’ll also be able to create a “mixfeed,” which lets you monitor users so you’ll know if they put out a new mix to listen to.

About the only thing you can’t do on 8Tracks Radio is make your own mix. For that, you’ll have to go to the 8Tracks website and work your magic from there.

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Aside from that omission, the 8Tracks Radio app has almost everything you could want from a music discovery app.

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Dan Kricke

Dan Kricke has been playing with electronics and writing about them for years. He loved his Sega Dreamcast and now the PlayStation 3. On the iPhone, he's a fan of sports apps and anything that offers new music.

 

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